Master’s Degree in Management and Music Production

ECTS60
Places available30
CalendarFrom 04/10/22 to 23/5/2023
ScheduleTuesday to Thursday, 16:00 - 19:30.
Teaching languageEnglish
ModeAttending. It is necessary to attend 80% of classes in order to be evaluated
Fees creditMaster: 74,45€ / Post degree: 115,57€

The irruption of digital platforms and the streaming distribution of music contents have introduced a paradigm shift in the management and production models and musical creation.

In order to achieve a successful career in this changing environment, being a good composer or performer is not enough. You must master a whole series of premises and tools: knowing the business environment, the dynamics of the industry, the artistic management or the role of festivals as a platform of live music broadcasting; the recording of a work or the digital creative process, as well as the subsequent commercialization and management of music and its artist. 

The Master’s Degree in Management and Music Production will provide you the necessary knowledge to open your way in the music industry. Accompanied by the best teachers and active professionals, you will acquire the skills that will help you develop in the world of music. You will have the chance to carry out extracurricular internships at the Sonar, Perelada and Pedralbes festivals, in venues such as El Palau de la Música, L’Auditori, El Mercat de les Flors and concert agencies such as Theproject. 

Admission

Access to the Master requires:

  • A university degree.

  • Knowledge of music (in case you have no music qualification).

  • Ability to read and understand English (equivalent to First Certificate. No accreditation required).

Programme

The Master is organized in different modules and a final work. We will deal with the legislation required to produce concerts in different venues (open air, concert halls, theaters, festivals…), basic accounting and budgeting to forecast and control expenses and how to make projects aimed to apply for grants.

We will deal with the necessary logistics to organize and produce musical events, foreseeing all those aspects that lead to success, minimizing contingencies.

We will also study the intellectual property legislation, whether and how to register our works to get an economic profit (copyright) or share them online (copyleft).

We will get inside a recording studio and deal with the processes, techniques and troubles of the recordings. We will get to know the recording our CD being both in front and behind the microphone, and later learn do the production and post production, as well as the live sound process.

We will finally deepen in marketing techniques and marcoms to get our work distributed to the public.

There may be the possibility of doing extracurricular internships with the professionals of the best festivals in Catalonia, at the Auditori, Cruïlla Festival, Sónar, Festival de Peralada, Aportada or TheProject.

Subjects and contentsExtracurricular internships

The structure and organization of the classes is fully integrated within the framework of the European Higher Education Area, with the goal that students learn to combine different capacities: receiving information through theoretical classes, learning technical skills through practical experience, and making personal introspection through experiences and reflections, so that they suit the needs and demands of the environment.

Subject
ECTS
Quarter
Project development 5  
1  
Legislation and Intellectual property rights 5  
2  
Artistic management 5  
3  
Sound production technology 5  
1  
Recording and post production techniques 5  
3  
Live music sound production 5  
3  
Events management 5  
1  
Marcoms 5  
2  
Innovation 5  
2  
Master's Final Thesis 15  
annual  

The coordination of the Master will manage the extracurricular internships with the collaborating partners. The 240 hours of unpaid internships can be in the morning throughout the course or in the months of June and July, depending on the needs of production companies, equipments and festivals. Students can do internships with a previous interview as long as they have the appropriate profile.

Objectives

The objectives of the Master in Management and Music Production are:

  • Train professionals with a dynamic and critical vision. Establish management parameters to enable decision-making.

  • Provide a transversal approach to the music industry in its total complexity.

  • Create the environment to understand the creative process without dissociating it from the management process.

  • Promote theoretical knowledge in different fields, and practical knowledge through stays in companies and associated festivals.

  • Focus towards the professional and work field.

  • Provide the students with tools that allow them to complete a musical project in its entirety.

  • Train the students to assimilate the vision of disruptive innovation in order to generate new unique projects.

The purpose is to train musicians, managers and producers with the widest possible approach, highly qualified both in studio and live events, and with a transversal knowledge of the international musical industry and environment.

Student profile

The program is aimed at people related to music who want to acquire a wider knowledge of the music industry in order to produce their own musical project or that of another professional:

  • Active musicians who want to generate a process of excellence and innovation in their creative process and a process of professional management in the field of music industry.

  • Producers and managers with musical knowledge willing to contextualize and expand their gaze in the global industry.

Profiles:

  • Graduates in Music

  • Music professionals

  • Performers who want to carry out their artistic proposal.

  • Other professionals of the music industry, producers, management, culture…

Professors

Coordination: Marta Casals (PhD) i Imma Grimalt


Other professors with national and international recognition are also invited to teach specific monographic seminars every course.

Academic year

2022-2023

Classes from Tuesday to Thursday, 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

1st quarter: October 4, 2022 – December 15, 2022
2nd quarter: January 10, 2023 – March 16, 2023
3rd quarter: March 21, 2023 – May 25, 2023

Dates to remember

Welcome students: October 4, 2022
Final master’s thesis dissertation: June, 2023

Master in collaboration with:

Logo Sonar
Logo Palau
Logo Peralada
Logo Mixtur
Logo Auditori


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